Men’s Track And Field: Huskies have strong showing at Ellis Invitational

The UConn men’s track and field team wrapped up the Larry Ellis Invitational with another strong performance over the weekend. (Judah Shingleton/The Daily Campus)

The UConn men’s track and field team wrapped up the Larry Ellis Invitational with another strong performance over the weekend. (Judah Shingleton/The Daily Campus)

The UConn men’s track and field team wrapped up the Larry Ellis Invitational with another strong performance over the weekend. Despite having the Friday events postponed due to weather, the Huskies were still able to rack up a number of personal bests and top-10 finishes on Saturday.  

Jordan Torney, Konstantin Rust and Xavier Smith all performed well in the 100-meter hurdles. Rust won his heat and finished third overall with a time of 14.48 seconds and Torney set a personal best with 14.29 seconds, finishing second in his heat and recording the second best time of the qualifying round. Smith finished in tenth place with 14.95 seconds. 

Freshmen Myles Calhoun and Noah Woodman finished sixth and eighth in the 200-meter dash respectively, each winning their heat with times of 21.74 and 21.96 seconds. This was the first time all season that Woodman participated in the 200-meter.  

Freshman Adam Khriss and Torney both ran the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in fifth and eighth place. Khriss set a new personal best with 54.67 seconds.  

Brian Cammalleri recorded a personal best time in the 800-meter run, finishing in 31st with a time of 1:53.57. Eric van der Els and Michael McGonnigle both set personal bests in the 1500-meter run, finishing 17th and 23rd with times of 3:49.41 and 3:51.58 respectively.  

Both relay teams had strong performances over the weekend. The 4x100-meter relay team recorded their best time of the season at 41.06 seconds, good for third place. The 4x400-meter team finished second with 3:15.09 seconds.  

The Huskies had a number of strong performances in the field events as well. 

Benjamin Grosse finished fourth in the high jump, recording a height of 1.95 meters. Ian Bergere, Tyler Hrbek and Devon McShane finished second, fifth and sixth in the pole vault. Bergere recorded his best numbers of the season, recording a height of 4.95 meters. 

Todd Stueber finished sixth in the shot-put and seventh in the discus throw. Stueber set a personal best for the second consecutive week in the discus with a distance of 52.15 meters. 

Sebastian Castano placed seventh in the hammer throw, recording a distance of 55.07 meters. 

Up next, the Huskies will venture down to Philadelphia to compete in the Penn Relays at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus.  


Neil Simmons is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at neil.simmons@uconn.edu.